• Enjoy one giant step for shoppers this summer as Lakeside Village celebrates space

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    July 23, 2019
    Young visitors to Lakeside Village will be able to enjoy an adventure into space during the school summer holidays.
    It’s exactly 50 years ago this month (July 20) that the world heard these famous words as Neil Armstrong lowered onto the surface of the Moon: “That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind,” and now Lakeside Village is launching its own space exploration.
    A space station will be set up at the centre for young budding astronauts to visit during the summer holidays and space themed activities will be taking place at key dates and times.
    The new Mission Control area will see different activities with a creative area including a star wall where youngsters can design their own star and a chalk board wall for rocket design. There will also be space themed crafts and face painting taking place to help to keep children entertained throughout the summer.
    There is also a Name a Star competition running throughout the six weeks, where people tell the centre what they would call their star to be in with a chance to win.
    Lyndsey Parry, deputy centre at Lakeside Village said: “Our summer activities this year are going to be truly out of this world!

    “Our Lakeside Mission Control, launching some fifty years after man first stepped on the moon will inspire youngsters to be inquisitive and find out more about space.

    “Every Saturday during the school holidays we’ll have our very own ‘rocket scientists’ on hand to entertain children and young people and share facts about space with their live science shows.
    The Space Station will officially open on July 26 and will stay at the centre until September 2. The Space Station will be a free space for children to play and get creative during the school holidays.
    “We know that families love to visit the centre and that children can often get bored when shopping, we want to make sure that families who visit Lakeside Village this summer can have a super fun shopping trip and take part in activities without it costing them extra,” added Lyndsey.
    For further information visit www.lakeside-village.co.uk.
    Abby Chandler, Marketing Manager
    01302 366444
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